iShares Emerging Markets ETFs

Access the largest range of emerging markets ETFs in Europe

iShares' Emerging Markets (EM) suite has the most comprehensive range of funds in the ETF industry and provides multiple ways to capture broad exposure, express specific themes or views on markets that are increasingly accessible to international investment.


Why ETFs for Emerging Markets

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Provides direct access to broad emerging markets.

Help to enable investors to express specific regional views within emerging markets

  • Help to enable investors to express specific single country views
  • Building blocks for your portfolio asset allocation

Seeks to provide investors with diversified exposure to broad emerging markets with less volatility than funds which track standard, market-capitalisation weighted indices.

Provides targeted exposure to specific investment style or themes in emerging markets

Enables investors to achieve specific investment goals:

  • as a core investment in any portfolio that includes a mandate for EM bond exposure
  • as an efficient beta vehicle (versus derivatives)
  • as an additional source of potential yield and diversification


Why iShares ETFs

  • Diversification

    Emerging markets can be combined with other asset classes in a portfolio to achieve a desired level of diversification. EM ETFs track benchmark indices which usually have a minimum level of diversification, so returns are less likely to be influenced by a single security.

  • Transparency

    Investors can see exactly what they own, as ETFs holdings are displayed and updated daily.

  • Cost-efficiency

    ETFs offer a cost-effective route to emerging markets exposure which can otherwise be prohibitively expensive to access due to difficulty in accessing some markets, additional costs, and in some cases limited liquidity of the underlying securities.

  • Liquidity

    Continuous trading on regulated exchanges means that ETFs benefit from transparent secondary market liquidity. This liquidity allows investors to trade in-and-out quickly and cost-effectively.